Lincoln Castle :: Shared Description

Lincoln Castle was built by the Normans in the 11th Century as a military centre and was involved in various battles up to the end of the Civil War and then the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. It was used as a prison until the 1870s, with Georgian and Victorian brick buildings. It still contains a court house, the present building dating from 1826. There has been a major redevelopment and restoration, finished in April 2015. It is now possible to walk the complete circuit of the walls, with a new lift and staircase for access. Visitors can view inside the prison. The Lincoln copies of Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest are in a new vault in the prison. There is a new Heritage Skills Centre, a low grass-roofed building by the court house.
by David Hawgood
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SK9771 : Cob Hall Tower by Richard Croft
SK9771 : Magna Carta sand sculpture by Richard Croft
SK9771 : Lincoln Castle prison with Magna Carta Crypt by David Hawgood
SK9771 : Lincoln Castle by Richard Croft
SK9771 : Lincoln Castle by Julian P Guffogg
SK9771 : Crown Court by Richard Croft
SK9771 : Lift and spiral stair access to Lincoln Castle walls by David Hawgood
SK9771 : Lincoln Castle by Richard Croft
SK9771 : Magna Carta sand sculpture by Richard Croft
SK9771 : Lincoln Castle walls walkway from East Gate by David Hawgood
SK9771 : Lucy Tower, Lincoln Castle, from walls walkway by David Hawgood
SK9771 : Georgian prison building, Lincoln Castle by David Hawgood
SK9771 : Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle by David Hawgood
SK9771 : Lucy Tower by Richard Croft
SK9771 : Tourists on Lincoln Castle walls by Julian P Guffogg
SK9771 : Lucy Tower by Richard Croft
SK9771 : Lincoln Cathedral from castle walls by David Hawgood
SK9771 : Lincoln Castle West Gate by Richard Croft
SK9771 : Gowned barrister approaches Lincoln Castle court house by David Hawgood
SK9771 : Lincoln Castle stage by Richard Croft
SK9771 : Castle east gate by Richard Croft
SK9771 : West Gate, Lincoln Castle by David Hawgood
SK9771 : Lucy Tower by Richard Croft
SK9771 : Crown Court by Richard Croft
SK9771 : Guided party, Lincoln Castle by David Hawgood

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Created: Tue, 19 May 2015, Updated: Tue, 30 Jun 2015

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